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The "Also-Rans" Test Draft

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U19 12th Man
Sid Barnes

1) Sanath Jayasuriya
2) Sid Barnes
3) Hashim Amla
4) Martin Crowe
5) Frank Worrell (C)
6) Shivnarine Chanderpaul
7) John Waite+
8) Hedley Verity
9) Alec Bedser
10) Josh Hazlewood
11) Colin Croft
 

Fuller Pilch

Cricketer Of The Year
Dennis Amiss

Final XI

Matthew Hayden
Dennis Amiss
Devon Conway
Mahela Jayawardene (c)
Doug Walters
Andy Flower (wk)
Shakib Al Hasan
Kyle Jamieson
Ryan Harris
Derek Underwood
Jack Cowie
 
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Pothas

Hall of Fame Member
Bill Woodfull

Glenn Turner
Bill Woodfull*
Charlie Macartney
Joe Root
Vijay Hazare
Colin Cowdrey
Matt Prior+
Vernon Philander
Anil Kumble
Frank Tyson
Courtney Walsh
 
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Line and Length

International Captain
"There is no imbalance if every even round is reverse of odd rounds. You overthink this."

" Yes. Agree with you. Also, luck always evens out. Those with initial picks in earlier rounds of this draft will get late picks in other drafts."


Comments and criticism taken on board. I had used this method in previous drafts and only received positive feedback.
 

Line and Length

International Captain
Selections to Date:

ataraxiaA.FaulknerD.NourseB.StathamH.TayfieldJ.GregoryA.Morris
T.SoutheeZaheer AbbasSaeed AnwarBabar Azam
RedP.CumminsS.McCabeB.LawryCTB TurnerS.MacGillD.Haynes
W.ArmstrongJ.GillespieD.BoonM.Waugh
HimannvS.F.BarnesN.HarveyK.RabadaMohammad AsifB.PonsfordV.Kholi
D.GowerE.BarlowD.LindsayH.Trumble
CricAddictA.RobertsR.JadejaJ.ThomsonB.StokesT.GreigSaqlain Mushtaq
F.EngineerA.KallicharranM.LabuschagneJ.Langer
PothasC.WalshF.TysonA.KumbleV.PhilanderJ.RootC.Macartney
G.TurnerC.CowdreyVijay HazareM.PriorB.Woodfull
Fuller PilchM.HaydenA.FlowerShakib al HasanR.HarrisD.UnderwoodD.Walters
M.JayawardeneK.JamiesonJ.CowieD.ConwayD.Amiss
AndrewBC.WalcottJ.AndersonV.TrumperI.BishopM.NobleS.Jackson
K.PietersenS.DempsterS.BroadRanjitsinhji
trundlerG.LohmannN.AdcockYounis KhanM.TateC.LloydB.Mitchell
Mohammad YousufHanif MohammadR.HerathC.Hill
Nikhil99.99W.G.GraceJ.BumrahH.LarwoodM.JohnsonD.JardineF.Spofforth
Vinoo MankaV.MerchantP.HendrenJ.DujonC.Pujara
Line & LengthKapil DevB.WillisG.GoochN.WagnerMS DhoniInzamam-ul-Haq
Mushtaq MohammadC.HunteE.PaynterD.Jones
TeutonM.ProcterA.B.deVilliersK.WilliamsonW.HallT.DexterA.Cook
B.S.ChandrasekharQ.de KockB.JohnstonD.WarnerD.Martyn
BitmapH.VerityF.WorrellA.BedserC.CroftM.CroweS.Chanderpaul
J.HazlewoodH.AmlaJ.WaiteS.JayasuriyaSid Barnes
HookShotJ.SnowD.ComptonP.PollockP.MayA.FlintoffT.Goddard
S.GupteB.D'OliveiraJ.McGlewR.RichardsonG.Evans
ankitjR.DravidS.AkhtarR.AshwinR.KanhaiFazal MahmoodM.Hussey
VVS LaxmanW.RhodesT.RichardsonJ.Cameron
honestbharaniC.HooperR.PantShaheen AfridiS.KatichS.WatsonD.Lehmann
K.RoachIshant SharmaYasir ShahA.Matthews
JOJOXIE.WeekesR.BenaudS.BondM.ClarkeI.ChappellL.Gibbs
C.CairnsC.GriffithG.KirstenR.FredericksMohammad Rizwan
 

Teuton

International Captain
"There is no imbalance if every even round is reverse of odd rounds. You overthink this."

" Yes. Agree with you. Also, luck always evens out. Those with initial picks in earlier rounds of this draft will get late picks in other drafts."


Comments and criticism taken on board. I had used this method in previous drafts and only received positive feedback.
I wouldn't have a problem either way, but the idea is sound:

For people who think there is negligible difference in order by the time you get to R11 it is purely a timing (waiting) inconvenience;

For people who do think that order makes a difference in late rounds, they would also think order makes a difference in earlier rounds and would recognise the differences are likely to be greater in the earlier rounds, thus a small compensation in R11 is fair.
 

HookShot

U19 Debutant
There is some advantage in being near the top-of-the-draw in Round 1 because you get to pick Bradman, Marshall, Tendulkar, McGrath, Hobbs, Lara and Sobers; or the equivalent players for your particular draft.

So if you want to provide some kind of compensation then making Round 11 the reverse of Round 1 might be appropriate.

But really, we are splitting hairs.
 

CricAddict

International Captain
There is some advantage in being near the top-of-the-draw in Round 1 because you get to pick Bradman, Marshall, Tendulkar, McGrath, Hobbs, Lara and Sobers; or the equivalent players for your particular draft.

So if you want to provide some kind of compensation then making Round 11 the reverse of Round 1 might be appropriate.

But really, we are splitting hairs.
That last sentence of yours summarizes it well :D
 

Red

The normal awards that everyone else has
I’ll likely not be online for about 24 hours and everyone ahead of me already has a keeper so I’ll take Wally Grout.

If AndrewB can isn’t using Walcott to keep and wants Grout, I’ll take Syed Kirmani instead.

If I’ve misread and any of these guys are taken already, just give me Bob Taylor.

Hope that all makes sense!

Red Hill CC

Desmond Haynes
Bill Lawry
David Boon
Mark Waugh
Stan McCabe
Warwick Armstrong *
Wally Grout +
Pat Cummins
CTB Turner
Jason Gillespie
Stuart MacGill
 

trundler

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
I’ll likely not be online for about 24 hours and everyone ahead of me already has a keeper so I’ll take Wally Grout.

If AndrewB can isn’t using Walcott to keep and wants Grout, I’ll take Syed Kirmani instead.

If I’ve misread and any of these guys are taken already, just give me Bob Taylor.

Hope that all makes sense!

Red Hill CC

Desmond Haynes
Bill Lawry
David Boon
Mark Waugh
Stan McCabe
Warwick Armstrong *
Wally Grout +
Pat Cummins
CTB Turner
Jason Gillespie
Stuart MacGill
You can PM your pick to someone behind you if you're going to be unavailable. Don't have to reveal your cards that way.
 

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